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Var det en dröm?

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Var det en dröm, att ljuvt en gång
jag var ditt hjärtas vän?
Jag minns det som en tystnad sång,
då strängen darrar än.

Jag minns en törnros av dig skänkt,
en blick så blyg och öm;
jag minns en avskedstår, som blänkt.
Var allt, var allt en dröm?

En dröm lik sippans liv så kort
uti en vårgrön ängd,
vars fägring hastigt vissnar bort
för nya blommors mängd.

Men mången natt jag hör en röst
vid bittra tårars ström:
göm djupt dess minne i ditt bröst,
det var din bästa dröm!


Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David McCleery) , "Was it a dream?", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Oliko se unta?", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Était-ce un rêve ?", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "War es ein Traum", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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War es ein Traum

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

War es ein Traum, dass einst einmal
ich deines Herzens Liebe war?
Erinnerung gleich einem Lied, das niemand mehr wird singen,
wiewohl als Echo noch die Saiten klingen.

Erinnerung, das Heckenröslein, das du mir geschenkt,
Erinnerung, dein Blick, so scheu und liebevoll,
Erinnerung, die Abschiedsträne, die aus deinem Auge quoll,
war alles, alles nur ein Traum?

Ein Traum, so kurz wie eine Küchenschell’ besteht
im Lenz, auf einer grünen Au,
wo ihre Schönheit bald vergeht
vor neuer Blüten bunter Schau.

Doch eine Stimme sagt in mancher Nacht zu mir
durch meiner bittern Tränen Strom:
Bewahre die Erinn’rung tief im Herzen Dir,
dies war dein bester Traum!


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  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2015 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2015-10-12.
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